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Shriram Iyengar, who was with Cinestaan.com from 11 September 2015 to 19 March 2022, belongs to the not-so-rare species of neuroses cinemanesis. A hassled Mumbaikar, he spends his mornings doing chores while singing Gulzar-RD Burman numbers. He claims a particular expertise in the 'Filmy Maa' species, the experiences of which he documents extensively on his social media pages. His penchant for Govinda hits is as notorious as his delirium of being a Shakespearean actor. When drunk, he can be found spouting poetry and his unabated love for Kalki Koechlin on empty streets. If seen, please drop him off at the nearest railway station.
Why Feluda remains the ultimate Bengali cultural icon – Ray centenary special
Through his debonair but very Bengali detective, Satyajit Ray left an indelible impact on Bengali, and Indian, culture. In the year of the writer-filmmaker's centenary, a look at the most popular and iconic character he created.
Exclusive: Some Hindi filmmakers are creating movies for Oscars, not Indian audiences, says Boney Kapoor
The Valimai (2022) producer spoke about the growing influence of Hollywood on Hindi cinema and why it is a problem.
The year Indian cinema refused to die – Special
Filmmakers and artistes open up about the challenges they faced while working on projects in 2020, how they overcame them, and the tricks they used to lend their films an air of normalcy.
Sharmaji Namkeen song 'Ye Luthrey': Jasbir Jassi's vocals are a feast for the ears
Composed by Sneha Khanwalkar, the number features lyrics by Gopal Datt.
Anushka Sharma steps away from Clean Slate Filmz to focus on acting
The actress founded the production company with her brother, Karnesh, in 2013.
The vibe gave me confidence: Vaidehi Parshurami on Zombivli
At the film's trailer launch in January, the actress spoke of the conviction, challenge and excitement of being a part of Marathi cinema's first zombie comedy.
Sharmaji Namkeen trailer: Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal double up for this charming second innings tale
Hitesh Bhatia's directorial debut is possibly the first time India will see two actors playing the exact same character in one film.
Kareena Kapoor, Vijay Varma, Jaideep Ahlawat kick off Netflix adaptation of The Devotion Of Suspect X
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, the adaptation will mark Kareena Kapoor Khan's maiden foray into the digital space.
Mishan Impossible trailer: Taapsee Pannu's mission finds heroes in unlikely kids
The film, directed by Swaroop RSJ, will be released in theatres on 1 April.
Me Vasantrao trailer: A fiery and mercurial Vasantrao Deshpande finds his voice
Directed by Nipun Dharmadhikari, the biographical film is set to be released in theatres on 1 April.
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I am looking for opportunities to prove myself, says Pooja Hegde
With Radhe Shyam (2022), the actress makes a return to Hindi cinema after a span of three years.
When every other product is sold across the country, why differentiate cinema on language? – Prabhas
The actor, whose latest film Radhe Shyam was released last week, talks about how he chooses his projects, his hopes and aspirations as an actor, and the slow fade-out of the 'regional' tag.
Djinn teaser: Soubin Shahir battles confusion, possession and inner demons
Directed by Sidharth Bharathan, the film will also feature the late KPAC Lalitha in a key role.
Kaun Pravin Tambe? trailer: Shreyas Talpade's ageing underdog is an inspiring portrayal
Directed by Jayprad Desai, the film on the late-bloomer cricketer will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on 1 April.
Jalsa trailer: Vidya Balan's plucky journalist goes up against powerful forces
Suresh Triveni's second film has been produced by Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series.
Nine Hills One Valley review: An emotional film on politics of Manipur
Haobam Paban Kumar's multi-dimensional docu-feature captures the many elements that constitute the identity of a people.
Attack - Part 1 trailer: John Abraham is a bionic soldier on a deadly mission
Directed by Lakshya Raj Anand, the film is set to be released in theatres on 1 April.
He thought I never talk: Prabhas on Adipurush co-star Saif Ali Khan
At a promotional event for his upcoming film Radhe Shyam, the actor revealed how he bonded with the veteran artiste while shooting for Om Raut's epic.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's action entertainer Tiger 3 to arrive on Eid 2023
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, the film will be released on 21 April 2023.
Abhijeet Deshpande's Har Har Mahadev to arrive in theatres on Diwali 2022
The film, backed by Zee Studios and Shree Ganesh Marketing & Films, will tell the story of the founding of the Maratha empire.